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Taxonomy
Family: Subfamily:
MYTILIDAE: MUSCULINAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Pteriomorphia (Subclass)
> Mytilida (Order)
> Mytiloidea (Superfamily)
> Mytilidae (Family)
> Musculinae (Subfamily)
> Musculus (Genus)
> impactus (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Modiolarca Gray, 1842
=Mytilus (Modiolarca) Gray, 1842
Synonymised Names:
=Modiola discors Lamarck, 1819
=Modiolarca impacta (Hermann, 1782)
=Musculus (Modiolarca) impacta (Hermann, 1782)
=Musculus inflatus Thiele, 1930
=Musculus novaezeelandiae Röding, 1798
=Mytilus discors Fabricius, 1788
=Mytilus impactus Hermann, 1782
=Mytilus ziczac Anton, 1838
Species Images: Musculus impactus (Hermann, 1782)
In clumps under rocks below low tide. 22mm
Small clump found under rock
Taxonomy
Family: Subfamily:
MYTILIDAE: MUSCULINAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Pteriomorphia (Subclass)
> Mytilida (Order)
> Mytiloidea (Superfamily)
> Mytilidae (Family)
> Musculinae (Subfamily)
> Musculus (Genus)
> impactus (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Modiolarca Gray, 1842
=Mytilus (Modiolarca) Gray, 1842
Synonymised Names:
=Modiola discors Lamarck, 1819
=Modiolarca impacta (Hermann, 1782)
=Musculus (Modiolarca) impacta (Hermann, 1782)
=Musculus inflatus Thiele, 1930
=Musculus novaezeelandiae Röding, 1798
=Mytilus discors Fabricius, 1788
=Mytilus impactus Hermann, 1782
=Mytilus ziczac Anton, 1838
Details: Musculus impactus (Hermann, 1782)
Size/Grows to:
Length 45mm, Width 28mm
Distribution:
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. In clumps under rocks below low tide
Geographical Range:
ACFM
Notes:
Nesting Mussel, Marine
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Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approximation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
Fw =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil
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